Timothy Mayer tips us to an example of a robot built by the Cornell Computational Synthesis Laboratory. The robot’s structure was fabbed with a Fab@Home 3D printer using KraftCreation’s FabEpoxy media. Of course, the electronics weren’t printed out, but that will come some time in the future.

Readers might want to peruse some of the Cornell University’s Computation Synthesis Lab’s other projects, which include some rather spectacular items:

3D Printing

  • Fabbers:   Multi-material 3D printing for automated fabrication of integrated, functional parts
  • Digital Fabrication: 3D printing physical bits—each with specific materials and function—to enable a physical digital revolution
  • Fab @ Home: Democratizing 3D printing at the home
  • Applications
  • Tissue Engineering: A technology for directly fabricating 3D living tissue
  • Evolutionary Ornithopters: Flapping, flying robots
  • Nonaped: Dynamic pneumatic robot
  • The Golem Project: Physical artificial life
  • Distilling Free-Form Natural Laws from Experimental Data
  • Dynamically Programmable Fluidic Assembly: Programmable assembly of microscale components on a microfluidic chip
  • Digital Fabrication: Top-down approach to assembling reconfigurable discrete matter
  • Jamming Granular Materials: Exploiting the jamming phenomenon for programmable matter
  • Modular Robotics
  • Molecubes: An open-source modular robotic system
  • Self replication: Investigation of physical self-replication phenomena
  • Stochastic modular robotics: Self-organizing stochastic robotics
  • Soft Modular Robot: investigating an amorphous modular robot
  • Freeform Mechanical Design:   Autonomous design of freeform multi-material functional objects to meet high level goals
  • Robust Circuits
  • Kinematic Mechanisms
  • Machine Metabolism: Implementing properties of biological metabolism in a robotic ecology.
  • 3D sketching: Reconstruction of a 3D object form a single freehand sketch
  • Reverse Engineering Dynamical Systems: Symbolic regression of complex systems
  • Emergent Self-models: Adaptation in embedded robotics
  • Tensegrity Robots:  Lightweight, deployable machines
  • IcoTens: 20-sided tensegrity robot
Via KraftCreation (Hat tip to Timothy)

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